Spouse & Child Support Law

Spousal Maintenance Considerations in Australia

In Australia, courts must have regard to the spousal maintenance considerations set out in s 75(2) of the Family Law Act when hearing such applications. These considerations specify the factual matters that the court must take into account in determining what...

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Spousal Maintenance and Child Support

“Maintenance” refers to virtually any form of material provision enabling an adult or child to live above mere subsistence. Under s 80(1) of the Family Law Act, a court is empowered to make such orders as it considers proper for the provision of spousal maintenance....

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